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  •  You may be right but no one really knows. (1+ / 0-)
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    GreyHawk

    The Internet hit the PO hard and the recession made it worse.

    •  there are financial records and analyses that (2+ / 0-)
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      renzo capetti, Gooserock

      spell out the health of the USPS through the periods prior to and post-mandate. To suggest "no one knows" is not credible. Zero credibility in that statement.

      Moreover, the affect of the internet is entirely separate from both the recession and the GOP mandate.  It changed the nature of the USPS business -- there are trends that spell out the impact -- but that business changed in response and the balance sheets reflect it.

      It's not majik and it's not a mystery -- it's a fact that the GOP fucked the Post Office's bottom line in the ass.

      It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

      by Murphoney on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 01:32:44 AM PST

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      •  I know, I agree with you, but I don't (1+ / 0-)
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        Chi

        Agree that the post office could remain debt free at 2006 stamp prices.

        The Internet has been a huge disaster for the post office.

        Hen is the last time you wrote a letter and sent it by mail?

        Perhaps the PO could have managed with the Internet only but when Facebook appeared and without the ability to raise it's prices accordingly, the was doomed anyway.

        Congress just tried to speed the process up and if they won 4 more years, it would probably have been over.

        But that's just speculation.

    •  it's all in the numbers... (0+ / 0-)

      It seems curiosity has killed the cat that had my tongue.

      by Murphoney on Sat Jan 19, 2013 at 01:51:42 AM PST

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